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The Garden Library and Ribbon Walk

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The Garden Library and Ribbon Walk

After the Garden Library was built in 1964 in a formerly wooded section of the property, Ruth Havey designed a garden and walkway system to complement the library's design. Her Ribbon Walk of brick and carved limestone edges curves through deciduous magnolias, hydrangeas, Epimedium, and mixed bulb plantings. The Bird Bath Garden, built around a fountain of a boy holding a carp, was designed to be viewed from the Mediterranean Highway, an interior hallway connecting the main house with the museums.

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